The Huffington Post
3 hours
As one extremely experienced and knowledgeable humanitarian--on the ground in South Kordofan--declared in an email to me: "There's been absolutely no change in humanitarian access [in the Nuba Mountains--suffering under Khartoum's humanitarian embargo for over five and a half years]. Not a single grain of sorghum nor one tablet of medicine has entered Nuba from any of the usual humanitarian agencies." (email received January 17, 2017) And as has been true for many years, Khartoum continues to deny access to vast areas of Darfur and regularly expels humanitarians and humanitarian organizations without meaningful explanation. This not has changed, and Power's claim to the contrary is terribly destructive mendacity, convincing Khartoum that in fact there is no reason to improve access. It is quite possible that tens of thousands of people will die because of this gross misrepresentation of humanitarian access.
The Huffington Post
3 hours
As one extremely experienced and knowledgeable humanitarian--on the ground in South Kordofan--declared in an email to me: "There's been absolutely no change in humanitarian access [in the Nuba Mountains--suffering under Khartoum's humanitarian embargo for over five and a half years]. Not a single grain of sorghum nor one tablet of medicine has entered Nuba from any of the usual humanitarian agencies." (email received January 17, 2017) And as has been true for many years, Khartoum continues to deny access to vast areas of Darfur and regularly expels humanitarians and humanitarian organizations without meaningful explanation. This not has changed, and Power's claim to the contrary is terribly destructive mendacity, convincing Khartoum that in fact there is no reason to improve access. It is quite possible that tens of thousands of people will die because of this gross misrepresentation of humanitarian access.
Hackaday
9 hours
Kids often have their first exposure to robots in school using Lego Mindstorm kits. Now Lego is rolling out Boost a robotic kit targeting all Lego builders from 7 years old and up. The kit is scheduled to be on the market later this year (it appeared at the recent CES) and will sell for about $160. [The Brothers Brick] had a chance to try the kit out at CES (see the video below) and you might find their review interesting . The kit provides parts and instructions to build five different models: a cat, a robot, a guitar, a 3D printer, and a tracked vehicle. You can check out the official page , too. The system communicates with an Apple or Android tablet via Bluetooth. The review notes that the programming language is a bit simplistic, allowing actions to occur due to stimulus, but no real conditional tests and branches. In addition to motor control, the device comes with blocks that can sense motion and color (see right).
Techradar
15 hours
It is a truth universally acknowledged that someone with a smartphone will want internet access which is as reliable as possible, and Google just pushed out an update through Google Play Services which should help. First spotted by Android Police, the feature is called Instant Tethering, and it simplifies the process of using your Android phone or tablet as a Wi-Fi hotspot for your other devices: the setup is almost automatic and you'll be prompted to reconnect if you lose signal. What the feature does is keep track of all your registered Google devices, and if the hotspot on one device should go down, you'll automatically be asked if you want to connect via a different device. The bottom line is you should be able to stay online with less hassle... if you have the data plan to cope. Coming to a Nexus or Pixel near you The update is apparently rolling out to Nexus and Pixel devices running Android Nougat 7.
PCWorld
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ZeroLemon describes their ToughJuice power bank as the world's toughest external battery pack, with 30000mAh capacity and a rugged anti-shock exterior. With enough juice to get you up and running again and again on a single charge, ToughJuice provides up to ten charges to a smartphone, two charges to a tablet or multiple charges to nearly any other device. It features four USB ports (1 QuickCharge 2.0 port, with legacy 5V/2A support and 3 Ports for 1A charging) but more importantly it features USB-C/Type-C Compatibility: the USB-C/Type-C port makes the battery pack compatible with the new MacBook, charging at 5V/2.5A and other USB-C powered devices. The device averages 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon from over 200 people ( read reviews ), and its list price is currently discounted to $69.99. See the discounted ZeroLemon ToughJuice power bank now on Amazon . To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Windows Blog
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“My Surface is the only means I have to express myself outside of my head to the physical worldseriously; it makes such a big difference to my life and my studies. As a person with Autism it’s an imperative tool to communicate with others.” Soon Flynn, Ph.D. student studying Biology at Arizona State University. Working in Kathleen Pigg’s Ph.D. Lab, Soon is blowing up a photo to examine the smaller details such as venation and margins on the acer samaras fossil then adding it to his PDF presentation for National Fossil Day in Republic Washington. Soon got his Surface Pro 4 when he joined ASU as a doctoral student and he knew exactly why he wanted one. “The size, portability and picture quality is perfect! Just the right amount of space to work on what I need with the portability of a tablet. I needed it to handle Adobe Photoshop on the side in addition to my assistive technology such as ZoomText and Jaws.
Cnet
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Flexible phones are coming this year but LG's phone/tablet concept could be a game changer.
Cnet
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There's also a tablet version for people who fear being sucked into the headset, Tron-style.
The Huffington Post
a day
99. (There are only 495 left so "order now or rake the risk.") Think it's a coincidence that 4320 servings is a 4 year supply? Nope. That is called planning ahead. 5. Visit your friendly pharmacist. As of this post the FDA has not approved the following medications, but by the end of business today all regulations on drugs and everything else will be waived in favor of corporate profits. The following drugs will be available without a prescription, but one will be needed in order to obtain a library card. Lobamax , a topical ointment that you rub on your temples until your brain goes completely numb. (Street name: November Surprise.) Naplongesta , in gel cap or tablet form, this medication will help you sleep tight for 48 months. Side effects may include death, constipation, oily discharge and really nasty morning breath. *Lafablavin , a nasal spray that delivers a wallop of glee as it shoots directly to the temporal lobe.
PCWorld
a day
ZeroLemon describes their ToughJuice power bank as the world's toughest external battery pack, with 30000mAh capacity and a rugged anti-shock exterior. With enough juice to get you up and running again and again on a single charge, ToughJuice provides up to ten charges to a smartphone, two charges to a tablet or multiple charges to nearly any other device. It features four USB ports (1 QuickCharge 2.0 port, with legacy 5V/2A support and 3 Ports for 1A charging) but more importantly it features USB-C/Type-C Compatibility: the USB-C/Type-C port makes the battery pack compatible with the new MacBook, charging at 5V/2.5A and other USB-C powered devices. The device averages 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon from over 200 people ( read reviews ), and its list price is currently discounted to $69.99. See the discounted ZeroLemon ToughJuice power bank now on Amazon . To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
MacRumors
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BBC Parliament
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They recognise the value of provision at school and want to ensure all students across the country have access to similar high-quality teaching and the work on PCHE is a testament to the success of the subject and the call to action comes in a context when one third of young people aged between 11 and 14 have watched online porn on a tablet or mobile phone and half of all 11-14 -year-olds who had viewed pornography said it affected their relationships.
Techradar - Reviews
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This streaming service has had more names than Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr. over the years, but this forms an important part of what Amazon Prime offers. It is, essentially, a streaming service like Netflix but it's also included in your yearly (or monthly) Prime subscription. It's really very impressive value. The service is available through a series of apps across all types of smart devices. If you've got a TV, Blu-ray player or other media player from the last couple of years chances are it'll have the Amazon Prime Video app. There are also bespoke apps for Android and iOS. The only real omission is desktop - to use Prime Video on a computer you need to go via the main Amazon website which isn't a great user experience really. There is no Windows 10 app and now modern UI like you get with Netflix. Downloading shows to your phone or tablet However, Amazon does allow you to download shows to your devices, a feature which Netflix only recently matched.
NASA - ISS Reports
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Techradar
2 days
Although the interface is simple enough to use with just your fingers, there's also a lot of depth to this app as well. You use tools to tweak and enhance your photographs to make them look the best they ever have, as well as playing around with fun filters that can transform the photos you've taken on your smartphone or tablet. Instagram is the go-to app for quickly taking photos, adding quirky filters to them and sharing them with the world. Over 300 million people use Instagram and thanks to the social aspects and effortless interface it's easy to see why it's such a hit. You're not limited to sharing your snaps on Instagram either, as you can easily add your photos to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more with just a few taps. Or if you're not much of a photographer just follow other people and keep up to date with their lives and adventures, one picture at a time.
Techradar
2 days
You've got an Android device, either because you didn't want, or couldn't afford, an iPhone - and in years past that meant you had to live with substandard apps. Thankfully, those days are well and truly over, with reams of great little programs standing toe to toe with the best Apple's App Store has to offer. What's the best phone of 2017? Admittedly, the huge quantity of apps doesn't mean they're all quality - far from it in fact. To make sure you never install a duff app here's our selection of the best you should install right now - each one carefully chosen to ensure you'll have a whole suite of fun, engaging and, dammit, useful apps on your phone or tablet. If you're on the hunt for a new messaging app you could do worse than Google Allo , which has most of the basics plus a few features that you won't get elsewhere. Smart Reply, one of the standout features of Allo, suggests responses to messages and photos, learning how you talk over time, so you can send authentic responses without having to type - though it does seem a little impersonal.
BBC News 24
2 days
It is all about Trump today. We asked you start if you are optimistic or pessimistic about the impact you think trouble have the global economy. Already have some! This reader says, I am cautiously optimistic, another one is pessimistic. Some others also saying that they are pessimistic. Some others also saying that they are very pessimistic. Let's wait and see. I'd lots on the tablet from both sides, as well. Now let's talk about the second biggest economy in the world.
BBC News 24
2 days
The agreement covers statements Uber made from late 2013 until 2015 while trying to recruit more drivers to expand its service and remain ahead of its main rival, Lyft. You are sitting down, you are doing it! I am doing the tablet.
Channel Pro
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The most powerful units now incorporate transcoding, enabling them to change formats or reduce bit rates to suit a tablet or phone, or to turn exotic file formats into something your player can read. Some NAS devices can even double up as a media player and media server, with HDMI and audio connections for direct output to your TV and sound system. Speed When it comes to speedy access, quick downloads and smooth streaming of your files, a NAS beats the cloud into oblivion. Optimal performance requires a wired Gigabit Ethernet link between the NAS and the switch or router and then the router and each PC, but the best NAS drives have the disk bandwidth, RAM and CPU horsepower to handle multiple connections and file transfers simultaneously. The higher-end pro models will even include dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, so that you can bond the two Ethernet channels and all but guarantee high-speed transfers between the NAS and a whole range of devices.
Techradar
2 days
Users of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets can rejoice, knowing their phones will soon get an upgrade to Android Nougat (if they havent already), but when will Huawei handset owners get a taste of that chewy Nougat goodness? Huawei launched its own Emotion UI 5.0 (based on Android Nougat), with the flagship Mate 9 , then saw it rolled out to P9 , P9 Plus and Mate 8 since. But the Chinese tech giant (and others in the same market) has received slack in the past for not keeping its recent phone models updated regularly. Having learnt the importance of keeping their customers happy, Huawei has gone ahead and planned out a roadmap for the rollout of Nougat to its latest handsets, which was leaked via Chinese social media site Weibo along with the potential dates of when the handsets will receive the update. Starting with the Nova , which is expected to receive the update in March, Huawei will continue its rollout to the G9 Plus and Honor Note 8 the following month, ending with the Honor 6X and M3 tablet by May.
The Huffington Post
2 days
"With the new (Amazon) Echo or Dot, when you think about voice recognition and the way that we use that, the way that we search or shop, it changes the way that we're going to make technology intelligent. "Consumers want it easy, they want it fast and they want to be able to buy things in a way they feel comfortable with. We'll see it completely change ... the way people engage with the brands is going to change." Echoing Gleason's forecast, GroupM North America CEO Brian Lesser agreed - voice assistants are the biggest shake-up to consumer interaction in a generation of technology. Asked to name the most transformative technology, Lesser said: "Applications of Amazon Echo and Google Home to connect various parts of the home experience. "These tools will become the operating system for the connected home, which will connect your television experience to your tablet experience, to audio, to all the functions of your home.
Techradar
2 days
Integration with Windows 10's core gimmicks seems to be Edge's main strong point. It happily runs as a modern-skinned app on Windows 10's tablet mode, and works with Cortana. It's also highly streamlined for the current web age, doing away with insecure protocols like ActiveX and forcing you into Internet Explorer if you want to use them. We're more used to browsers failing to render newer pages than we are to being told off for visiting older corners of the web. Curmudgeonly grumbles aside, actually using Edge is a perfectly pleasant experience. It's super-quick, hammers through benchmarks, its integrated reading mode makes complex sites more palatable, and by sandboxing it away from the rest of the operating system Microsoft has ensured that Edge won't suffer the security breaches of its older brother. Download here: Microsoft Edge Firefox is updated on a six-week schedule, which means bugs are fixed quickly, but its performance lags behind its main rivals these days 4.
Techradar
2 days
The iPad Air 2 launched all the way back in October 2014, which is enough to make us wonder whether theres going to be an iPad Air 3 at all, especially now Apple seems more focused on its newer iPad Pro range. But there's still room for an Air 3 in the tablet arena. The Pro range in both name and price is clearly aimed at the upper end of the market, while Apple could position the iPad Air 3 as a more affordable option. And there is also some evidence that thats exactly what Apple has planned, with talk in some circles of a new, but not quite cutting-edge, 9.7-inch iPad on the way. Weve collected all the news and rumors about the slate thats likely to be the iPad Air 3, so if youre looking for an upgrade to your aging iPad youve come to the right place. Cut to the chase What is it? An overdue entry in Apple's iPad Air range When is it out? Possibly early 2017 What will it cost? Likely around $499/399/AU$699 iPad Air 3 release date Hottest leaks: An early 2017 launch The iPad Air 3, if it launches at all, will probably land alongside the iPad Pro 2 , which means we could see it in the next few months.
PCWorld
2 days
In 2016, Vizio was big on building Google Cast support (the underpinnings of Chromecast) into its TVs, home theater displays, soundbars , and wireless speakers via the SmartCast line. For 2017, Vizio's adding Google Home compatibility. Instead of casting media from a phone or tablet (like a sucker!) Vizio owners can now verbally order Google Home to play music from Spotify on the living room speakers, or start binge-watching Netflix’s The Crown in the den. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here